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Latest News - 07/2019

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Hull off licence shut down: repeatedly breached licensing laws and sold counterfeit goods

17 July 2019

During a raid in April, police found 50,000 smuggled and counterfeit cigarettes and tobacco.

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The dangers of counterfeit alcohol

15 July 2019

Producing fake alcohol is being seen as a way of making money and it can be bought cheaply. However it’s a big problem because of the risks it poses to people’s health, it can cause anything from nausea to blindness and even death.

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Woman jailed for four years for £440,000 online counterfeit tobacco scam

15 July 2019

A woman from Bolton has been jailed – and her husband and mother given suspended prison sentences – for selling illegal cigarettes.

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Call for action on 'shocking' trade in fake crash helmets - ITV News Investigation

12 July 2019

Experts have described new evidence of a trade in dangerous and counterfeit crash helmets as "shocking" and "a tragedy waiting to happen".

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Fake Rolex dealer hit with 8-year bankruptcy restrictions order

11 July 2019

Mr Thorpe was given a 12-month jail sentence, suspended for 2 years, for trade mark offences and, later, a £28,000 confiscation order following a Proceeds of Crime investigation.

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Fake Rolex dealer hit with 8-year bankruptcy restrictions order

11 July 2019

Mr Thorpe was given a 12-month jail sentence, suspended for 2 years, for trade mark offences and, later, a £28,000 confiscation order following a Proceeds of Crime investigation.

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Carolyn Harris MP: We must end the unregulated selling of counterfeit electrical goods online

09 July 2019

So when is the Government going to take action against Amazon, Ebay, Facebook etc. who are daily allowing their sellers to sell unsafe, recalled, fake and non-compliant electrical goods to the public? We need action, and we need it fast!

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Durham shop owner behind bars for selling counterfeit cigarettes

09 July 2019

Ismail Maulud, was jailed for a total of 30 months at Durham Crown Court, 12 months for the sale of counterfeit tobacco goods and 18 months consecutively for a knife attack he carried out on an in-debt customer.

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Leeds gang leader must repay £150,000 after being caught with eight million counterfeit cigarettes

08 July 2019

Discount furniture store owner, Geoffrey David Moon, of Thwaite Lane, Leeds, was the ringleader of a criminal gang which smuggled tobacco products worth more than £2 million in unpaid duty into the UK.

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In Court for selling counterfeit Nike trainers through Facebook

02 July 2019

Ford, of Market Place in Louth, was informed by trading standards that the items he was selling on Facebook were counterfeit but he continued to sell the goods.

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ACG represents more than 3,000 brands affected by this influx of fakes into the UK and delivers an international network of information, advice and contacts on all aspects of IP protection. Working with Government and law enforcement agencies since 1980, ACG is focused on providing an effective and sustained response to counterfeiting.

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